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Microcosm Inc
Profile last edited on: 11/8/2018      CAGE: 1Z344      UEI: MMB2PY4G4AB5

Business Identifier: Analog and mixed signal integrated circuit components to the fiber optics communications markets
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4940 West 147th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250
   (310) 219-2700
Location: Single
Congr. District: 43
County: Los Angeles

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Microcosm Inc is an aerospace company specializing in the reduction of space mission costs. The firm's experience covers commercial, military, and scientific missions from small, low-cost programs to multi-billion dollar, multi-satellite constellations and a family of launch vehicles. The launch vehicle division of Microcosm is developing, alongside the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the Scorpius family of ultra-low-cost launch vehicles, with projected recurring launch costs of: 800 lbs to LEO for $3.0 million (Sprite) and 13,000 lbs to LEO for for $9.0 million (Exodus). The firm is developing technology applicable to low-cost rockets and extendible from light lift to heavy lift launch to orbit, including new low-cost propulsion, avionics, and structures. A primary focus of Microcosm's Space Systems Division (SSD) is space mission architecting, mission and systems engineering, and related orbit and attitude analysis services. Microcosm has worked with most small-spacecraft prime contractors and has performed mission and systems engineering for many large commercial and government programs, including Iridium, GPS, Teledesic, and Discover II, while addressing a variety of system engineering areas including spacecraft, navigation, attitude, orbit control systems design, orbit control performance analyses, on-board autonomy, constellation design, coverage analysis, mission utility assessment, and cost estimation.

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  Markus Rufer -- President & CEO, Scorpius Space Launch Company

  James R Wertz -- President

  Blake Bartosh

  Tom Bauer -- Chief Scientist

  Shyama Chakroborty -- Vice President

  Jeffrey L Cloots

  Robert Conger -- Executive Vice President

  Paul Graven

  Edward L Keith

  Aaron S Leichner

  Anthony Mancuso

  Thomas Morphopolous

  Nicola Sarzi-Amade -- Vice President of Business Development

  Randolph Schaffer

  Frank Tai

  Alice Valerie

  Richard E Van Allen -- Vice President; Director of Space Systems

  Alice V Wertz -- Chief Financial Officer